15 Holiday Crafts for Kids
These homemade holiday ornaments, cards, and crafts are easy and fun for kids to make for Christmas, Hannukah, or Kwanzaa! Keep these festive creations to hang on your own tree or in your own home, or give them as special homemade gifts.
Cinnamon Cut-Out Ornaments
Bake up some lovely cinnamon-scented ornaments for the holidays. Kids will enjoy mixing up the ingredients! Read the instructions for the Cinnamon Cut-Out Ornaments.
Cotton Ball Holiday Card
Friends and relatives would love to receive a kid-made card this holiday season. Use cotton balls and construction paper to create a fluffy snowman, a fuzzy sheep, or Santa Claus with a puffy beard.Read the instructions for Cotton Ball Holiday Card.
A walnut that's painted red looks remarkably like a strawberry, and it makes a delightful Christmas tree ornament.
Read the instructions for the Strawberry Ornament.
Create a variety of designs with beads strung on a pipe cleaner. This is a great project for groups -- each person individualizes his design through color and pattern choices.Read the instructions for the Bead Ornaments.
Your child can place her photo in the center of this heavenly ornament. What parent or grandparent wouldn't love to receive one of these little angels? Read the instructions for the Angel Ornament.
Use leftover scraps of cloth to make this impressive mini-wreath ornament. Read the instructions for the Wreath Ornament.
Make sparkly, wintry ornaments with just three ingredients: water, sugar, and glitter. Read the instructions for the Sugar Ornaments.
Bottle Nipple Rudolph
Use an old bottle nipple for this fun and easy Rudolph ornament. Read the instructions for the Bottle Nipple Rudolph Ornament.
Yarn Sheep Ornament
Fluffy poms-poms form the body of this adorable sheep ornament. You can make it in black or white. Read the instructions for the Yarn Sheep Ornament.
These snowflakes are cheerful embellishments for your tree, but they also look beautiful tied onto a holiday gift. Read the instructions for Beaded Snowflakes.
Papier-Mâchè Ball Ornaments
These papier-mâchè ornaments take several steps to complete, but the finished product will be a creation to treasure for years. Read the instructions for Papier-Mâchè Ball Ornaments.
Colorful Coffee-Filter Holiday Ornaments
Color coffee filters with markers to create vibrant ornaments for hanging on the tree or in a doorway.Read the instructions for Coffee-Filter Holiday Ornaments.
Kwanzaa Flag Decoration
Teach your kids about African flags while assembling this colorful project. It's fun and easy to create!Read the instructions for Kwanzaa Flag Decoration.
Pipe Cleaner Tree
Even young children can make a pretty, jingly tree decoration from pipe cleaners and bells.Read the instructions for the Pipe Cleaner Tree.
Holiday Crayon Crackle Card
Use watercolor paint to create a crackled design over a crayon drawing. Read the instructions for Holiday Crayon Crackle Card.